EXECUTIVE BOARD
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Claire Sung

President

Diamond Bar, CA

Claire is currently a rising senior studying Economics at UC San Diego with minors in Supply Chain, Cognitive Science, and History. Having spent most of her summers growing up in Taiwan where her family is from, she treasures her time abroad with family and heavily believes in the importance of giving back to the people that care about you.

 

In terms of her career, Claire has an interest in the retail industry and particularly enjoys understanding consumer insights. With the connections and skills she's learned from AKP, Claire was able to intern with Southern California Edison in the summer of 2019 and Nike this past summer. At Southern California Edison, she interned as a Supply Chain Intern where she worked on projects to improve supplier onboarding processes and analyze tiers of spend. This past summer, Claire joined the Procurement team at Nike where she worked on enabling a chatbot to help guide internal buying processes. Postgrad, she is hoping to land a job in a merchandising role or in consumer insights!

 

In her free time, Claire enjoys buying overpriced coffee, sneaker shopping, thrifting, traveling, reading, and watching movies. Her favorite quote is "to the evolution of your attitudes" and it reminds her to welcome and expect change. Since entering college and finding her community within AKP, she's been lucky and grateful to have the support system that is the Nu Xi chapter to encourage and motivate her through any and all changes.

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Joanne Chau

VP of Membership

Rosemead, CA

Joanne is a third-year from Sixth College studying Molecular and Cell Biology with a minor in business. In the future, she hopes to merge her interests in medical research and project management to work at a biotechnology company. Joanne's passion resides in helping others, and through research, she hopes to make even the smallest contribution towards a big discovery of a cure to life-threatening diseases. She believes in the strong potential that clinical research has in the future of improving healthcare and she holds a strong ambition to learn about the depths of it.

 

In her free time, she enjoys going on food runs with friends, playing volleyball, and watching the sunset. Being from the 626 and not having many opportunities to travel to the beach, she likes to spend her sunny days along the shores of San Diego. Due to the pandemic, she is realizing how much she enjoys being surrounded by people. Because of AKPsi, Joanne has learned to not take time for granted and to value the time spent creating bonds with her amazing and hardworking brothers.

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Kyra-Mariae Toves

VP of Administration

Long Beach, CA

Kyra-Mariae is a second-year from Revelle College pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. Prior to university, Kyra attended a different school each year, allowing her to become highly adaptable and reinvent her frame of mind. She graduated with two diplomas as an International Baccalaureate candidate and was at the top of her class. Her summers were normally spent in a library reading comics and books with compelling reports. A notable favorite was ‘The Innovator’s Mindset’ by George Couros. Her copy of the book, given to her by her History teacher, is encompassed by her annotations that suggest an inviolable power in acknowledging the potential of one’s abilities and valuing all experiences. Through her on-going process of cultivating a growth mindset, she persists against daunting challenges and strives to encourage the same in others.

 

It has been a long-time dream for Kyra-Mariae to take part in a career that involves helping and serving others. Her vocation to work in Healthcare Administration serves her passion to make a real difference in improving the quality of care for hospitals and clinics. Each day brings a new challenge for Healthcare Administrators considering public legislation and technological development. Nevertheless, Kyra actively seeks new opportunities to contest her abilities and discover new avenues for improvement. Despite the brevity of her time with Alpha Kappa Psi, the admirable tenacity of its members had a lasting impact on her. The authenticity of unwavering support from her brothers through her tribulations was the key to persevere through adversities.

 

Full of passion for learning, Kyra-Mariae seeks to expand her knowledge of other subjects in art and science. As a fan of all trades, Kyra appreciates coming across new styles and techniques in filmography and creating strawberry-based desserts. She spends time critiquing movies through Letterboxd or studying new concepts in molecular gastronomy when her schedule says she’s available. Her interests also traverse through watching baseball and playing volleyball inelegantly. The only thing Kyra is not a fan of is playing zombie videogames alone.

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Jacqueline Kao

VP of Alumni Relations

Rosemead, CA

Joanne is an upcoming third-year in Sixth College studying Molecular and Cell Biology with a minor in business. In the future, she hopes to merge her interests in medical research and project management to work at a biotechnology company. Joanne's passion resides in helping others, and through research, she hopes to make even the smallest contribution towards a big discovery of vaccines and a cure to life-threatening diseases. She believes in the strong potential that clinical research has in the future of improving healthcare and she holds a strong ambition to learn about the depths of it. She currently works as a Lab Assistant at UC San Diego Health to gain hands-on experience in a laboratory setting.

 

In her free time, she enjoys going on food runs with friends, playing volleyball, and watching the sunset. Being from the 626 and not having many opportunities to travel to the beach, she likes to spend her sunny days along the shores of San Diego. Because of AKPsi, Joanne has learned to not take time for granted and to value the time spent creating bonds with her amazing and hardworking brothers.

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Jonathan Li

VP of Business Development

Foster City, CA

Jonathan Li is a third-year transfer student at Thurgood Marshall College who is majoring in Data Science. He grew up in the Bay Area, California throughout his childhood. For the first 2 years of his college experience, he attended the University of Washington in Seattle. Jonathan owes a lot of his personal development to his time in the Bay and Seattle and hopes to continue meeting more people during his time in San Diego.

 

His favorite question to be asked during an interview is “why you”? He uses this opportunity to expand on the various aspects of himself that are often overlooked in standard interview questions, such as his compatibility to work in teams as well as his welcoming sense of humor. This summer, Jonathan is taking on a consulting internship at Statefarm where he plans to apply his problem-solving and analytical skills to tackle real-world problems. In the future, Jonathan plans to transition to a more data science-oriented role where he can extract meaning from complex data and share that knowledge to positively impact the world.

 

In his free time, Jonathan finds joy in hiking, watching the stock market do somersaults, and exploring San Diego’s various restaurants. This past summer, he was fortunate enough to climb the Half-Dome in Yosemite National Park, one of the most accomplishing bucket-list items he was able to cross off. Jonathan is grateful for the caring people he’s gotten to meet through Alpha Kappa Psi, and for affirming his decision to transfer schools as the correct one. Jonathan knows that his college experience wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for his brothers’ support and looks forward to seeing them in person.

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Jaime Ortega

Treasurer

San Bernardino, CA

Jaime is a first-generation Hispanic fourth-year college student who is currently majoring in Mathematics/Economics. Originally from San Bernardino, California he made it his goal to leave his impoverished community in hopes to one day come back and help. Despite the struggles and challenges that have been thrown his way, Jaime accredits the character that he has become to these adversities as he would not trade any experience he's been through for an "easier life".

 

Career-wise, Jaime plans on pursuing a career in financial analysis, as the movement of the economy and its money has always fascinated him, since trade and money are crucial drivers to the upward mobility of societies. He is currently working on a certification offered to help tune his analysis skills through programs such as Excel, Tableau, and MySQL. He had previously worked in home renovations and repairs during previous summers, and decided that this summer he could learn much more through videos when he saw the way school was heading toward zoom.

 

In his free time, Jaime likes keeping up with current events happening in the world, as it is important to stay up to date with the current state of the world. But when that gets boring for him he enjoys passing time playing games such as Fortnite or Minecraft depending on the mood you know. He is a thrifty person so he enjoys saving money where he can, specifically his clothes, so he enjoys thrifting to the point where a large portion of his closet was found for less than ~$5. He enjoys listening to hip hop/rap whenever he has the chance on is free time. He tends to keep to himself but decided to expand his network luckily through the help of the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity. It has opened doors for many opportunities and lifelong bonds, Jaime looks forward to finishing his last year alongside his brothers given the current world circumstances.

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Michelle Nguyen

VP of Public Relations & Marketing

San Jose, CA

Michelle is an upcoming third-year in ERC who is majoring in Speculative Design and double minoring in Business and Design. Growing up as the oldest of all her siblings, she has learned the values of being empathetic and compassionate, giving back to the community, and speaking up for those who are unable to do so for themselves. One of her core values is being genuine and true to herself as it allows her to build and create meaningful connections and relationships with those around her.

 

With a passion for graphic design and brand identity, she hopes to incorporate her interests and skills into her work, preferably in the entertainment industry, because she of her love of storytelling and making people smile. She is also very passionate about the influences that design can have in media and technology. Michelle has always been interested in the entertainment industry, constantly immersing herself in acting, musical theatre, and directing having had the opportunity to assistant direct productions and work with different aspects in media. It is definitely rewarding to see the impact that her work can have on others in her community. Further down the line, she hopes to work on marketing campaigns and design creative materials for all forms of media and entertainment.

 

In her free time, Michelle likes to explore new cafés and food hotspots, going to the beach, and binging all the latest TV shows and movies! She’s always looking to try something new and fun and loves getting recommendations from her brothers. Through Alpha Kappa Psi, Michelle has found a community of brothers that continuously support and encourage her in both professional and personal growth.

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Kevin Han

VP of Brotherhood

Diamond Bar, CA

Kevin Han is an upcoming third year in Sixth college studying Business Psychology. Kevin went to Diamond Bar High School in the 626 area before coming to UCSD.

 

Kevin is interested in professions like management consulting and business analytics. He is an intellectually curious person who is always willing to learn more about different topics. He’s gathering professional experiences/knowledge from interning at companies like Bainbridge Consulting and Visa.

 

In his free time, Kevin is an extroverted person who loves the outdoors. Running and hiking are his two favorite activities to do with brothers of Alpha Kappa Psi.